by Lissa Poirot
Nestled along two kilometers of sandy beach, Barcelo Bavaro is an upscale, luxury hotel. The resort is in Playa Bavaro and Punta Cana is the next nearest town. The 1,402-room family resort received a $330-million renovated in 2012, which added the adjacent 589-room adults-only Barcelo Bavaro resort, where grandparents may want to stay while on a trip with the entire family. The renovation also added a new teen activities complex that includes a water park and a night club, the new Barcu kids’ club, and a spa. Fourteen restaurants offer diverse cuisine, from classic French and Japanese to seafood and Spanish tapas.
The all-inclusive resort offers a variety of activities and entertainment, including water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, jet skiing, paddle boarding and more. The resort features several pools, 18-hole mini golf, 1,300-seat cruise ship-like theater, and the Pirate Island water park. Destination excursions can be arranged, and unique experiences such as cooking lessons, dance lessons and a visit to the resort’s bird sanctuary are also offered.
Rooms feature balconies, air conditioning and televisions. Bathrobes and slippers greet guests on arrival. Suites present additional bathrooms, televisions and closets. Bicycle rentals and touring excursions help guests explore the area. Babysitting services are available on request. All-inclusive rates cover all meals, beverages and activities at the resort.
Our Editor Loves
- Pools and water park
- Theater with shows
- Eight restaurants
Was told at check in that we were given an upgrade but we’re not told that it would be in the room was not in the adult only part of the resort ( which we paid more for). So it was not an upgrade at all. I had a room with children right next door to me . I don’t dislike children but other people’s childern that don’t behave I have a problem with that’s why I hook ADULT ONLY which I did not get but paid for.
We just got back from our trip. Beach is beautiful and people were very nice but hardly anyone speaks English. Do not drink the water and bring snacks food not very good! Go see Walfren Santana in guest service. He is awesome!!!